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Matter to a Million - HP Co Foundation & Kiva

What happens when tens of thousands of HP employees start giving micro-loans to micro-entrepreneurs around the world? We're about to find out...





School/Work/Play – The Secret Sauce for Learning

We’ve heard it said that Learning is bigger than Schooling. But what is the recipe for the “secret sauce” that leads to student engagement and motivation? 




More Free Courses for Teachers - HP Catalyst Academy becomes the NMC Academy

Today marks a big milestone: In April of 2013, HP, the New Media Consortium, and the International Society for Technology in education, embarked on a great adventure to explore innovations in teacher “professional development” and professional recognition. After the successful design and pilot of the HP Catalyst Academy, the New Media Consortium is now taking the project to new heights.


Many thanks to the fantastic teams at both the NMC.org and ISTE.org who helped take the dream to reality – and many thanks to NMC for taking the dream to new heights!


Read their press release to learn more – and tell all the teachers you know that even MORE free mini-courses for teachers are coming online…




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  • Jim Vanides is responsible for the vision, strategy, design, and implementation of education technology innovation initiatives. His focus is the effective use of technology to create powerful learning experiences that help students around the world succeed. He has been instrumental in launching over 1200 primary, secondary, and higher education projects in 41 countries, including the HP Catalyst Initiative - a 15-country network of 60+ education organizations exploring innovations in STEM(+) learning and teaching. In addition to his work at HP, Jim teaches an online course for Montana State University on the Science of Sound, a masters-level, conceptual physics course for teachers in grades 5 through 8. Jim’s past work at HP has included engineering design, engineering management, and program management in R&D, Manufacturing, and Business Development. He holds a BS in Engineering and a MA in Education, both from Stanford University.
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